Shiatsu massage originates in Japan and involves pressing, tapping, pressing, kneading, and stretching methods that are performed without oils. The benefits can affect the musculoskeletal system. This type of massage helps reduce muscle stiffness, aids digestion, stimulates the skin, and aids the nervous system.
Hot Stone Massage
Massage in Napa Valley is as varied as much as it is relaxing. Take hot stone massage. When the body is heated, your muscles can fully let go and actually unwind, knots included. The direct heat from the stones gives the therapist access to the deeper muscle layers. The combination of a full body massage and the stones allows the blood vessels to expand, encouraging blood flow to the body. Get ready to relieve chronic pain and reduce stress.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep tissue massage is similar to Swedish massage but the therapist uses deeper pressure to release muscle tension. This type of massage is perfect for those with long periods of muscle pain, nagging injuries, and those needing pain management. The focus of this massage is on the deep layers of tissues and fascia — that protective layer surrounding bones, muscles, and joints.
Massage can be really beneficial for pregnant women. The most ideal type of massage for pregnancy is Swedish massage. Maternity massage reduces muscle tension and improves blood circulation, all through gentle pressure applied to the muscle groups. If you’re pregnant, this massage will help the overall skeletal and circulatory changes that come with hormonal shifts.
At St. Pierre Massage and Spa we offer many different massage types and treatments at our day spa in Napa Valley. If you would like to know more information about the benefits of massage; we would be glad to give you additional information.